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Around 970, Lambert, Count of Chalon, decided with Maïeul, abbot of Cluny, to found a priory and build a sanctuary. This first church was built between 973 and 977 and the relics of Saint Grat, bishop of Chalon, were transported there. A new church was built at the beginning of the year 1000, and the current basilica has kept its narthex. The construction of the basilica was decided in the middle of the 12th century by Hugues, abbot of Cluny, who wanted this church to be a replica, in a smaller size, of Cluny III. Priory church, built at the same time as the great abbey church of Cluny, it received the title of Basilica of the Sacred Heart in 1875. Particularly well preserved, this building remains the best testimony of what was the Cluny architecture. Pope John Paul II came to pray there on October 5, 1986. Several contemporary fittings have been installed: the presence of chandeliers made by Jean-Charles Detallante, whose decoration is an echo of the Romanesque bestiary, is worth mentioning. A new Way of the Cross, the work of the artist Pierre Lafoucrière, or the liturgical furniture according to the drawings of François Prioleau. The influence of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paray-le-Monial today extends far beyond Burgundy, receiving pilgrims from all over the world, and remains one of the jewels of Burgundian Romanesque art from the 12th century. The tourist office has a leaflet available in several languages, as well as audio-guided tours.

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Open from 9am to 7pm. Guided tour (in July-August every day at 2.30 pm except Sunday morning; audioguides available at the tourist office). Free visit outside the offices.

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Visited in december 2018
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